Kirk Broadfoot believes it will take him a while to catch up with his new St Mirren team-mates’ fitness levels after making his debut at Dingwall.

The defender came on four minutes into the second half of St Mirren’s 2-1 defeat by Ross County after Gary MacKenzie suffered a head knock.
Broadfoot had started six games for Kilmarnock this season before returning to the club where he made his name but he previously claimed Rugby Park boss Angelo Alessio’s tactics-based training methods had left him short of fitness.

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The 35-year-old told St Mirren’s BuddieVision service: “It’s nice to be back but I wasn’t expecting to get chucked on so early, to be honest.

“It took me a good 10 to 15 minutes to get up to speed and get my range back and get the timing of the game.

“The conditions were horrible. It probably helped them in the second half as the wind picked up. With the chances we created, I thought we could at least have got a draw, maybe win the game.

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“It’s been a difficult couple of weeks, to be honest. It’s been like a mini pre-season for myself.

“I was a wee bit off the pace and it’s going to take another couple of weeks. If I can get in the team, then games will help me get back up to speed.”

Kyle Magennis twice struck the woodwork and Jon Obika had a goal ruled out for offside just before the interval as the Staggies went on to clinch it in injury time, with Broadfoot adding: “It’s still early doors. There are a lot of positives to take from the chances we are creating.”

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